Saturday, January 20, 2018

SOFA PAVILION

Sultanahmet, Fatih - Istanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°00'50.1"N 28°59'05.3"E / 41.013917, 28.984806

Topkapı Palace Museum / Fourth Courtyard



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Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Paşa built the pavilion, which also has names such as Sofa Pavilion, Stairhead Pavilion, Mustafa Paşa Pavilion, built between 166-1683 during his viziership. This fact led the pavilion be called as Mustafa Paşa Pavilion. The pavilion that was restored during Sultan Ahmed III era was mentioned as “Sofa Pavilion” in pavilion’s inscription that dates to 1704. Pavilion has a trio plan design.

The front design was changed after a large scale repair that was conducted in 1752 in Sultan Mahmut I era. The Sofa Pavilion was built under reign of Sultan Mehmet IV (1648-1687). It is the only wooden building in the innermost part of the palace. It consists of rooms with the backside supported by columns.

The kiosk consists of the main hall called Divanhane, the prayer room (Namaz Odası or Şerbet Odası) and the Room for Sweet Fruit Beverages. From the kiosk the sultan would watch sportive events in the garden and organised entertainments. This open building with large windows was originally used as a restroom and later, during the Tulip era (1718-1730) as a lodge for guests. It is situated next to the Tulip Garden.

The rectilinear Terrace Kiosk (Sofa Köşkü / Merdiven Başı Kasrı) was a belvedere built in the second half of the 16th century. It was restored in 1704 by Sultan Ahmed III (1703-1730) and rebuilt in 1752 by Sultan Mahmud I (1730-1754) in the Rococo style. It is the only wooden building in the innermost part of the palace. It consists of rooms with the backside supported by columns.

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WEB SITE : Topkapı Palace Museum Directorate

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E-Mail : topkapisarayimuzesi@kultur.gov.tr
Phone : +90 212 512 0480
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